I saw this sentence in a English teaching video where a Ma’am says this:

“As you would have seen, there is something special about the sentence”

she says this sentence at 6 minutes and 11 seconds of the video.

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My only question is whether the use of would have is correct in her sentence? And what does ‘would have’ mean if it’s correct? Thank you in advance.

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anonymousConfusion!

Of course it's confusion! It's got the word 'would' in it! Emotion: smile

anonymousan English teaching video where a Ma’am woman says this
anonymousAs you would have seen, there is something special about the sentence

"Translation":

As you have surely seen, there is something special ....

CJ

CalifJim
anonymousConfusion!

Of course it's confusion! It's got the word 'would' in it!

anonymousan English teaching video where a Ma’am woman says this
anonymousAs you would have seen, there is something special about the sentence

"Translation":

As you have surely seen, there is something special ....

CJ

Are you saying that the use of ‘would have’ in her sentence is correct? And what do you mean by translation?

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anonymousAre you saying that the use of ‘would have’ in her sentence is correct?

Yes, it's fine.

anonymousAnd what do you mean by translation?

Another way of saying the same thing.

CJ

CalifJim
anonymousAre you saying that the use of ‘would have’ in her sentence is correct?

Yes, it's fine.

anonymousAnd what do you mean by translation?

Another way of saying the same thing.

CJ

My understanding says that she used ‘would’ve’ because she couldn’t say, ‘as you have seen’. And she couldn’t say ‘as you have seen’ because she is not sure if they have seen. Am I understanding correctly?

CalifJim
anonymousAre you saying that the use of ‘would have’ in her sentence is correct?

Yes, it's fine.

anonymousAnd what do you mean by translation?

Another way of saying the same thing.

CJ

Ans it’s like saying as “you would know ......” instead of “as you know”, correct?

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anonymousMy understanding says that she used ‘would’ve’ because she couldn’t say, ‘as you have seen’.

Of course she could say 'as you have seen'.

anonymousAnd she couldn’t say ‘as you have seen’ because she is not sure if they have seen. Am I understanding correctly?

Not at all. I don't know where you are getting some of your ideas.

CJ

anonymousit’s like saying as “you would know ......” instead of “as you know”

I don't understand your point. Now we've gone from 'you would have seen' to 'you would know'. Those are two completely different things.

Maybe you should start a new thread with your new question.

CJ

CalifJim
anonymousit’s like saying as “you would know ......” instead of “as you know”

I don't understand your point. Now we've gone from 'you would have seen' to 'you would know'. Those are two completely different things.

Maybe you should start a new thread with your new question.

CJ

I am confused regarding the use of would have in the sentence. Of course it’s not third conditional or hypothetical. Then, what is the use of would have in the sentence? Can you please refer me to dictionaries or something that talks about the use of would have in the sentence?

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